Note: It launched Tuesday. I have downloaded it… I like it okay, but am not yet convinced that I want to use it as my main browser. I think it still needs work. It is after all, the Beta version.
We have become dedicated Mozilla Firefox users in this house, ditching Microsoft’s Internet Explorer a couple of years ago. It will interesting to see what What Google’s Chrome browser will do — and how it will compare. ComputerWorld magazine’s blog offers a take on what it means.
From a posting on the “Official Google Blog” —
At Google, we have a saying: “launch early and iterate.” While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit “send” a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome. As we believe in access to information for everyone, we’ve now made the comic publicly available — you can find it here. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.
So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.